2021 National Migration Week  

September 20 - 26, 2021  |  Theme:  Towards an Ever Wider "We"

Image of migrantsFor nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking.  

In his letter announcing this year’s theme, Pope Francis emphasizes that “this focus calls on us to ensure that ‘after all this, we will think no longer in terms of ‘them’ and ‘those,’ but only ‘us’’ (Fratelli tutti, no. 35). And this universal us must become a reality first of all within the Church which is called to cultivate communion in diversity.”

Archdiocese of Indianapolis 2021 National Migration Week Events 

Image of migrantsMonday, September 20, 2021

5:45 PM Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) Mass 
Celebrant:  Archbishop Charles Thompson

Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church 
335 South Meridian St, Greenwood, IN 46143 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 

12:00 PM Virtual Prayer Service 
Based on Catholic Social Teaching Principles of Family, Community & Participation. 

Please Register: https://nationalmigrationweek.eventbrite.com

Image of migrantsSunday, September 26, 2021 

5:30 pm Ecumenical Prayer Service for Migrants and Refugees 

St. Bartholomew Church 1306 27th St, Columbus, IN 47201 

Celebrated by Fr. Chris Wadelton

Download Full Flyer of Events HERE

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Image of migrants2021 National Migration Week Prayer

Loving Father, We thank you for the gift of children and for the joy and love that they bring into our lives. 
Protect with your fatherly care all children who face hardship. 
In particular, we pray for unaccompanied migrant children who are alone, 
for migrant children separated from parents who have been placed in detention, 
for those who have lost loved ones due to violence, 
and for those who are trapped in situations of exploitation. 
Open all of our hearts to immigrant and refugee children in need. 
Show us how we can protect and comfort them.
Give us the wisdom to know how we can help. 

Give us courage to defend them against those who would harm them. 
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 
One God forever and ever. Amen

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